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Forgiveness Is A Gift
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By Gary James Smith
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Forgiveness Is A Gift

Forgiveness is a gift
And O how precious it is
It comes from a heart of being forgiven
Devoid of all bitterness
It has tasted of the grace of God
And O how sweet the refrain
For Christ has rendered sin helpless and hopeless
To one day ever affect us again!

I can forgive for I've been forgiven
Hallelujah for that Lamb
I can now live in the victory Christ wrought
That day when He rose again
He put to death the fear of death
Sin's captives now can be freed
All it takes is a repentant heart
And to wholly trust and believe..

Forgiveness is an act of love
For we know from whence we came
For when we received our forgiveness from God
We can forgive now again and again
He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins 
When we come to the Lord confessing
Where time and again we are washed and cleansed 
Receiving our Lord's gracious blessing...

Hallelujah...I've been forgiven
I know what forgiveness means
I once felt the weight of sin on my life
But praise God!...I've been redeemed
There's a heart that needs healing in your life
Go pass your forgiveness along
Tell them of Jesus.. earth's  greatest Forgiver
Who can guarantee any heart a new song!

Hallelujah what a Saviour!

Copyright April 8 2021 6:23 AM

Gary James Smith

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Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2021

Last Updated: Friday, April 9, 2021

About the Poet
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour in January of 1972. I was married on Oct 21,1966 to my wife Linda who also loves the Lord. We have ten children and now twenty-four grand children. In Aug 2012 we got the announcement of the birth of our first GREAT grand child (a baby girl). I was thrilled to find others of like precious faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! What a Savior! I am presently living in Champion, Alberta, Canada but we are originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. That is where the poem Canadian Tribute to America was birthed. One Sunday as I walked across the city on my way to church I came to the top of a hill and looked across at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After watching the events of the Sept 11 tragedy it was weighing on my heart and mind and the Lord gave me these words. We came to Calgary and when my oldest daughter saw this poem she said, �Dad, what�s this?� and I said a poem and she replied �Dad, that�s not a poem , that�s a song� and she then went to the piano and began to sing and play it. The result of which turned into a song entitled, A Canadian Tribute to America which she recorded on CD. garyjamessmith2005@yahoo.ca

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